SUNRAISE- Stem Unlimited Riase thanks to Arts at School in Europe is an Erasmus+ KA2 project that runs from February 2022 to February 2024.
SUNRAISE aims to develop a set of training tools for secondary school teachers and educators in order to teach STEM subjects combined with artistic techniques, for instance Geometry and Music, Physics and Dance, Ecology and Theatre. Several challenges that are aimed to be tackled through SUNRAISE include climate change, health threats or inequality in accessing distance learning for students with disadvantages, which increase the risk of disengagement and drop out. It is necessary that young people combine knowledge with interdisciplinary competences for problem solution, active and responsible participation in society, as well as critical thinking and creativity. Therefore, the priorities of SUNRAISE include the promotion of interest and excellence in STEM subjects, the adoption of the STEAM approach, as well as the support of teachers and school leaders. Moreover, SUNRAISE aims to foster inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training and youth. In this context, the cultural and creative sector can contribute in developing ways of bridging creativity and arts with educational approaches. This approach will be even more effective for students with disabilities/SEN as the use of creativity and visual languages will enhance their learning process even in difficult subjects such as science.